A video has shown a female Lieutenant in the Nigerian Army identified as P.P. Johnson being tortured by unknown gunmen terrorising the South-East part of the country.
It was gathered that the officer was abducted in her home in Ihube, Abia State recently.
She was said to have travelled to her hometown for the Yuletide celebration.
“She was just conferred with the rank of Lieutenant in the Nigerian Army. She passed out on December 17 after being commissioned from the Direct Short Service Course,” a military source said.
“She was kidnapped at her home in Ibube. She travelled home for the yuletide celebration.”
In the clip obtained online, one of the unknown gunmen was heard threatening to kill the officer for being a member of the Nigerian Army.
He also warned youths against joining the military and other security agencies.
“This is a wonderful (sic) information for the whole of our people that are still in the military, that’s how all of you will be dying one after the other,” he was heard saying.
“Here it’s happening life in Enugu, today being 26th of December 2022, it’s happening live and direct, a Lieutenant, two star in military. We will fight against our enemies, for those of you that still remain in service, we will take you one after the other.
“This is unknown gunmen. What we are after is Biafra, we have nothing to do with IPOB. Say bye-bye to your fellow soldiers, say bye-bye to this life.”
The officer was stripped naked and her hands and legs tied. She was seated on the ground in a bushy area.
The clip however did not show whether she was later killed.
The South-East region has witnessed increasing attacks on security agents, government facilities and prominent individuals following the arrest of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
Although IPOB has denied culpability for the spate of attacks and killings in the geopolitical zone, security agencies have blamed the atrocities on the separatist group.